Hundreds of hungry sweet tooths gathered for the first ever All About Sweets at Kakaako Agora this past weekend. The draw? The best cupcakes, popsicles, drinks and chocolates from a slew of local vendors.
The line wrapped around the block before the 7 p.m. start
You bought sweet dollars (a.k.a. scrips) to redeem with the vendors inside. Sweet dollars are transferable and can be used at future All About Sweets events.
These vanilla bean custard filled cruffins (a croissant-muffin hybrid) were a big hit and sold out quickly. The sweet custard is sinfully smooth and stuffed inside the flaky layers.
JJ Bistro and French Pastry’s cheesecake was light, airy and subtly sweet.
Kathy Sills of Aloha Pops brought frozen pops that hit the spot on this warm summer evening. The chai tea was delicious!
Remember the something new piece we did on Chocolea in Manoa? They were serving up their signature chocolate truffles and sipping chocolate.
S’mores cupcakes? Yes, they’re as delicious as they sound. Let Them Eat Cupcakes tops them with heavenly buttercream frosting.
Here’s that buttercream frosting. Absolutely perfect.
Thirsty Coconut’s organic coconut mocha freeze was a crowd favorite. It really hit the spot as the event heated up.
Eyebrows on fleek for Tea on Fleek’s mango mojito tea.
Coconut lemonade slush, vanilla bean custard-filled cruffin, sweet potato macarons, chai tea pop and cheesecake.
Diamond Head Bakery brought their biggest, boldest flavored crackers. Have you tried their furikake, cinnamon toast or sweet chili crackers?
Overall, All About Sweets was a great event with a huge turnout. Although space was limited, they did a very good job at controlling the number of people inside the venue so lines wouldn’t be too long.
The organizers told me they have two events in the works — another preview event much like this one, and a much larger expo in 2016. Stay tuned for more details.